Will Peru, where many veterans have been named, be Korea’s ‘first win’ sacrifice?
The men’s soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play an A-match evaluation match against Peru at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the 16th.
Peru’s FIFA ranking is 21st. It is six places higher than Korea, which is ranked 27th. Peru has advanced to the World Cup finals a total of five times. The most recent competition was the 2018 Russia competition. In the last 2022 Qatar World Cup intercontinental playoff, they lost to Australia after a penalty shootout and missed the ticket to the finals.
This evaluation match is very important to coach Juan Reinoso, who took the baton since last year. This is because Peru will enter the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America from September. It is all the more so because we will meet Korea as the final test stage ahead of the tournament and face Japan on the 20th. In an interview with the Peruvian media, coach Reinoso said, “I am happy to play consecutive matches with the teams (Korea and Japan) who participated in the World Cup. It will be a good test.”
It is clearly a formidable opponent. Despite failing to qualify for the World Cup finals, Peru played friendly matches against Germany and Morocco in March. They lost 0-2 to Germany and drew 0-0 against Morocco. The 5-4-1 formation against Germany and the 4-2-3-1 formation against Morocco.
Renato Tapia (Celta Vigo) and Andre Carrillo (Al Hilal), as well as Italian Serie B (second division) top scorer Gianluca Rapadula (Cagliari Calcio), will also miss the match against Korea.
Nevertheless, the number 1 target to be wary of is Paolo Guerrero (Racing Club) wearing the captain’s armband, which is familiar even to domestic soccer fans. Guerrero also has a history of having a meal with Son Heung-min (Tottenham) when he was wearing a Hamburg uniform in the past. Born in 1984, he is a veteran among veterans who is 40 years old in Korean age.메이저놀이터
Not only that, Guerrell is also the all-time top scorer (38 goals) for the Peru national team. He is clearly still a formidable striker. He had not been called by the national team for a while since 2021, and was called after two years. That’s enough of his motivation. In addition, veterans such as Pedro Gallasse (Orlando City SC), Carlos Zambrano (CA Boca Juniors), and Yosimar Jotun (Club Sporting Crystal) were included in the friendly list. They are experienced resources. Carelessness is forbidden.